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Senior Backend Developer - Startup (AXA Winterthur & Tamedia)

Senior Backend Developer - Startup (AXA Winterthur & Tamedia)

AXA Winterthur and Tamedia are joining forces, combining the capabilities of AXA Winterthur in the field of insurance, mobility and financing and Tamedia’s know-how in classifieds and its market coverage.

With autoricardo.ch, Tamedia operates one of the leading motor portals in Switzerland. AXA Winterthur is the number one in the Swiss insurance market with comprehensive solutions in personal, property, liability and life insurance as well as in healthcare and occupational pension plans. The two companies intend to use their individual strengths to develop a forward-looking business model and offer innovative, up-to-date solutions relating to mobility.

Together with our new partner we are looking for a: 

Senior Backend Developer

We are a new startup powered by two corporates, so we offer best of both worlds: Financial freedom combined with entrepreneurial spirit.

For the development of the company our aim is to start 4 members team in Belgrade, so we are looking for makers for our engineering team. We believe in continuous improvement, clean code, simple design, speed, scalability. We need strong engineers who can join most projects and push innovation forward.


  • Build robust, understandable, and highly scalable software and services
  • Create and explain lean system architectures for your projects
  • Contribute and provide feedback to other team members
  • Help improve our code quality through writing unit tests, automation and performing code reviews
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and contribute ideas to our technology, algorithms and products
  • Work with the product and design teams to understand end-user requirements, formulate use cases, and then translate that into a pragmatic and effective technical solution
  • Dive into difficult problems and successfully deliver results on schedule


  • At least 5+ years of experience operating a production system.
  • Experience with containers, Kubernetes, continuous deployment and testing
  • Mastery of database design and development using SQL/NoSQL with typical platforms such as MySQL, Postgresql, MongoDB and/or cloud services
  • Linux proficiency: BASH, configuration, basic scripting, process control, scheduling, permissions, tools, etc.
  • Strong experience in SOA environments, APIs, services, architectures
  • Mastery of best practices in server-side development using multiple languages and related frameworks, preferably Go, Java or .NET.
  • Experience designing and implementing interfaces, data formats and transports using REST and RPC
  • Plus: experience with event-driven and pub/sub systems, Kafka, CQRS, ActiveMQ/ZeroMQ etc.
  • Plus: Experience with frontend-backend architecture, web applications, mobile clients
  • Excellent technical communication skills - documentation, presentations and remote calls.
  • Fluent in English
  • Good sense of humor

Our offer:

  • Competitive salary and a variety of fringe benefits
  • Personal development/education (conferences, trainings)
  • Excellent work life balance
  • Work in an international team of talented engineers
  • Great equipment
  • Modern and cozy working place with positive and friendly atmosphere
  • Opportunity to grow both professionally and personally in a stimulating environment
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Working with us will provide you with exciting career opportunities in an international environment, a wide range of fringe benefits and the chance to develop further professionally as well as personally.

You will work out of our development center, which is located in the Belgrade Science Park. A modern working environment with free coffee, beverages, fresh fruits and a refrigerator full of candies along with a relaxation area with playstation and lazy bags await you.


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